Wednesday, 6 January 2016

From MartinC - German Sailors (45 points)

"Won't somebody stop that man!"  - not content with parking his Impi on MichaelA's lawn , and raising the undead , Martin crashes through his first 1000pts on day 17!

 So now that I have got the painting mania out of my system, for the moment, I'm back to painting at my usual rate.
These are German Red Sailors from Tsuba Miniatures and comprise a command squad and an assualt squad, I have another HMG to complete.




The sculpts are by Paul Hicks and and utterly brilliant and I hope that I have done them justice. I do have a problem with the way he does eyes but it's a minor gripe. 
They will form part of my German intervention force for my VBCW collection.

Oh i really like the crouching figures here Martin - can just see them sneaking up on some little village green in merry old England.  You so need to up your target!

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  1. Spartakists, unless I'm mistaken! I wonder whose side they'll be intervening on in the VBCW?

    Excellent work!

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    1. Cheers. They are supposed to be be communists but I think they will be on the fascist side, I have enough for a full German force now

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  2. A very nice change of pace and colour Martin. Congrats on busting through the 1000 point barrier so early :)

    Here, have this drink - you clearly need it! **watches Martin guzzle down the brew and counts to ten - 1, 2, 3, 4...^thunk^...good, that should slow him down and let everyone catch up**

    Nurse Docherty - are you thinking what I'm thinking? With a little judicious conversion work on the headgear and removal of cutlasses, these could be used as cops in our Mob Wars projects ;)

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    1. Yes...the thought had occurred...

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    2. They should be a fairly easy conversion, they are pretty cheap direct from Markus and there is another pack too choose

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  3. Very nice work and congrats on breaking the 1K barrier

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  4. Nice work Martin you realy are setting the pace. You did a great job on the faces of these guys I can see a 5 o'Clock shados on several and the mustashes look great as well.

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    1. Cheers, couple of the eyes not right but overall happy with them

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    2. the eyes look good.. oh and feel free to take a day or two off :)

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  5. Very nice work on a very original theme :) Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, not a period I know much about but it appears interesting

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  6. Well done and congrats on the 1K barrier, some of us will never get there. I like the crouching guy with the MG. now slow down and quit making us look bad.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. I like this attitude :) Expect some more competition from me soon.. well.. soon as I finish a piece I have been working on :)

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    2. Good, have 2 more armies to paint!!!

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  7. excellent stuff, looks like mini-operation sea lion was something of a success!

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    1. Ta, I do have visions of a night landing to come to the aid of Evil Lord Percy

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  8. These are terrific. I can see them landing on my doorstep with a note saying paint me now!

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    1. Ta, I can highly recommend them and the other figures in the range

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  9. Great work Martin! Love that your pushing the rest of us to go harder in the painting ( and batch painting at that! ). Expect some larger drops from me soon ;) Maybe.. :D

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  10. Ta, I appear to found a competitive streak

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  11. Nice figures. I like the basing you've done. I see what you mean about the eyes,the space merchant I did had something sculpted near his eyes, but I couldn't tell if they were lower lids or eyeballs. I figured it gave me a reason to not paint the eyes.

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    1. Ta, think he does his eyes are just to be shaded and give them the tired look.

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  12. Terrific work Martin, not only on quantity but quality as well. I've never heard of either the company nor range they come from, but your paint-jobs have made them strangely alluring to my lead mountain ;-)

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    1. I strongly recommend having a look, no superheroes but some very cool figs. Go direct though not via Empress (about 1/3 cheaper)

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  13. Terrific work Martin, not only on quantity but quality as well. I've never heard of either the company nor range they come from, but your paint-jobs have made them strangely alluring to my lead mountain ;-)

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  14. Great work Martin. I love the MG gunner in particular. Very cool figures.

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  15. Great work, Martin! Prodigious output from you this year and quality is not an issue, they look fantastic!

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  16. YOWZA! You are on a painting streak Martin and these are very well done. Lots of character in these.

    I'm enjoying watching you guys compete for first place!

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    1. Thanks, missing your art deliciousness though

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  17. Ha! I've been humbugged! I have these very same figures in the queue. (Moving them to the back.) Well done Martin - I like your rocky groundwork.

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    1. The bug on your painting table was good value then:). They are great figs aren't they. I have a few more to submit

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  18. Very nice painting work. These figures are wonderful!

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  19. These are really great. Super idea to use them in VBCW. Thanks for letting us know about this range of figures.

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  20. Blimey Martin!!! Do you sleep??

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    1. Sleep is not the problem, getting up however.... No painting done today

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  21. Tsuba has some great sculpts, I really must buy some for, something I guess. I really like the contrast between the blue uniforms and the ground work. These will really stand out on a table with more traditional units.

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  22. 1000 points in 17 days is dangerous territory sir. I know someone else who painted like that last year and he's still regretting it every time he hears the work GIMP...

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    1. Yup! I just checked the Challenge archives and you, Mr. Mills, pegged a little over 1300 points in 26 days. There's a target for you Martin! By your pace so far it shouldn't be too much of a problem. ;)

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    2. I'm not sure I should thank you for that Curt. He'll likely slack off and leave me with it.

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    3. Hmmm. Did I just hear a gauntlet drop?

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  23. Nice work Martin! And a tremendous painting pace as well!

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  24. Lots of character in these guys. Nice work!

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  25. Nice basing, and I like the guy with the belt-fed weapon!

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  26. Those are some really nice figures. Hat waver is my fav. You don't see that too often. Very nice work champ. Cheers

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  27. Yep the crouching figures really work, really nice work

    Ian

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